• Consortium Aims to Boost Readiness of Ft. Bragg Soldiers, Local Development

    Consortium Aims to Boost Readiness of Ft. Bragg Soldiers, Local Development0

    A unique partnership between Fort Bragg’s Womack Army Medical Center and a group of colleges and medical institutions in and around Fayetteville, N.C., has formed a nonprofit intended to raise millions of dollars to support Womack’s research needs and enhance the operational readiness of soldiers. The Fort Bragg Research Institute will be the only nonprofit

  • New Civilian Trauma Centers in San Antonio Would Threaten Army Hospital, Officials Say

    New Civilian Trauma Centers in San Antonio Would Threaten Army Hospital, Officials Say0

    Officials at Brooke Army Medical Center are concerned about the prospect that one or more San Antonio-area hospitals will develop a new trauma center, a move likely to cut into patient loads at Brooke’s emergency room and hamper its medical training mission. Brooke, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, serves as a training hub for combat physicians. Its emergency room logs 80,000 visits a year — 80 percent of them civilians, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Last week, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, Brooke’s commanding general, told the San Antonio City Council that plans by two local hospitals to build trauma centers would threaten medical readiness and the quality of care at Brooke …

  • Scott AFB, St. Louis University Operate Civilian-Military Residency Program

    Scott AFB, St. Louis University Operate Civilian-Military Residency Program0

    A residency program for family medicine that had been located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., now is the only fully-integrated civilian-military residency in the Air Force that combines a community-based and a military residency. The program, now located at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Ill., is a collaboration between Scott’s 375th Medical Group and St. Louis University. Each class in the program, which lasts three years, has eight military residents and six civilians. The program allows residents to treat DOD beneficiaries at Scott’s family medicine clinic in Belleville, located next to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, as well as civilian patients at various locations …

  • Robins AFB, Local Health Care Providers Look for Opportunities to Share Training0

    Officials at Robins Air Force Base and community health care providers are exploring partnerships to provide training physicians, nurses and other primary care practitioners need to obtain continuing medical education credits. “The training requirement to keep our practitioners clinically current and competent is no different than the requirements for our pilots. The 78th MDG [Medical Group] simply cannot afford to keep doing business as it always has, and this is one way that we see a beneficial solution for the base and community,” said Col. Shari Silverman, commander of the 78th Medical Group. The installation, located in Middle Georgia, and community health care providers are hoping to cut travel costs by offering required training locally …

  • Wright-Patterson AFB’s Neighbors Intent on Forging Partnerships0

    One week after the Dayton Development Coalition and the state of Ohio accepted ADC’s Community Excellence Award, local leaders continued to reach out to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to identify partnership opportunities that will either help it trim spending or enhance its services. “For the base, the conversation has been on how we can avoid costs or generate revenue,” Col. John Devillier, the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, said at a meeting with community representatives. “That means a new way of thinking about how we interact …

  • In Western Pennsylvania, Army Reserve Unit Joins Forces with Free Medical Clinic0

    A partnership between a reserve engineering unit in western Pennsylvania and a local health clinic is quickly gaining attention within the Army Reserve, while providing valuable experience for soldiers. The collaboration began last year when the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic provided flu shots for about 100 members of the 458th Engineering Battalion. The unit asked for the clinic’s assistance to reduce the distance many of its personnel would need to travel to receive a flu shot. In turn, the unit’s medical staff began working at the clinic. Now 24 reservists regularly volunteer there …